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Pit bull politics
By Washington Post Editorial Board,
Maryland Votes for Animals was at the Adopt-A-Thon at Anne Arundel County Animal Control on Saturday, May 12.
We signed up new members and talked to people about what they could do to promote a solution to the disastrous ruling on pit bulls by the Maryland Court of Appeals.
Maryland Votes for Animals presented the staff of animal control with an award to recognize their efforts to place more homeless animals in new homes. And Animal Control adopted out 18 cats and dogs during the event!
We just had to share this wonderful photo of Delegate Herb McMillan with his dog Winston.
Delegate McMillian has been strong supporter of animal protection legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates and has sponsored legislation to fix the problems created by the Maryland Court of Appeals ruling on pit bulls.
On May 12, 2012, Maryland Votes for Animal (MVFA) presented an award to Anne Arundel County Animal Control in recognition of their outstanding efforts to revitalize efforts to place homeless animals in new homes. The award was presented at the Paws and Claws Adopt-A-Thon at the Anne Arundel County Animal Control Animal Shelter.
Thanks to everyone who showed up today on behalf of Maryland’s dogs at Lawyer’s Mall at the foot of the Capitol, including the terrific organizers of the event, Dara Crystal and Kat Homan-Soul. It was an impressive crowd. One of the legislators said it was a bigger turnout than for the anti-tax rally on Monday night! And even the rain held off for us.
A great article from the Annapolis Capital about efforts to get the special session of the General Assembly to consider legislation to fix the Court of Appeals ruling on pit bulls. Maryland Votes For Animals Chair Carolyn Kilborn is among those speaking out for the dogs. Thanks to Delegates Herb McMillan, Jon Cardin, Heather Mizeur; and Michael Smigiel and Annapolis Mayor Josh Cohen for pushing the legislature to act on this important issue.